United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.


United African Organization offers a broad range of programs designed to empower and meet the growing needs of the African immigrant and refugee community in Illinois. Below are some highlights.

Our Goals


Build Leadership and Organizational Capacity of the Community


Advance Public Policies to Increase Opportunities and Support for Immigrant and Refugee Integration


Ensure That African Immigrants and Refugees Have an Active Role in Multiple Civic Arenas


Promote Community Development and Access to Social Services


Serve as a Viable Model of African Unity and Action

Black immigrants are 6 times more likely to be locked in solitary confinement while in detention.
It’s time we roll back harmful immigration laws that harm families and destabilize communities. #ProtectBlackMigrants #UntilWeAreFree #Abolition

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